Kingston Gets Active is a proud 2016 recipient of an RBC Learn to Play grant! The RBC Learn to Play Project provides grants to local organizations and community groups that are building the physical literacy of Canada’s kids and youth. RBC Learn to Play Project grants are funded by RBC and the Public Health Agency of Canada and delivered by ParticipACTION with support from Canadian Sport for Life. Learn more at www.RBC.com/learntoplay.
In addition to the RBC Learn to Play grant, Kingston Gets Active also received funding from the Government of Ontario’s Ministry of Tourism, Culture and Sport through the Ontario Sport and Recreation Communities Fund (OSRCF). The OSRCF provides funding for projects that increase opportunities “for participation in physical activity, building physical literacy as the foundation for lifelong activity and strengthening the capacity of the sport and recreation sector in Ontario communities.”
These grants are helping us increase the reach of initiatives such as Kingston Gets Active Month, which offers free activities during September and April for the entire community; the Grade 5 and 9 ActivPass, which gives students free access to recreation facilities to swim, skate and use the gym; Play Kits, which are used by organizations and available for check out, to increase physical literacy for all ages; and the training of volunteer physical activity ambassadors to spread the word. Working together with our community partners, we are striving to raise awareness of the benefits of physical activity and create opportunities for residents to be physically active on a regular basis.
Thank you to our funders!